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apologies for confusion over measuring guidelines.
Team GB is organising a Performance Weekend in conjunction with the
Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts Show on 23rd – 24th
April 2016, for the squad as well as non-squad members to run
European style courses.
show on 30th Aprtil-1st May show has been cancelled.
The Weslo Show is now closed
as the capping level reached.
Nottingham is full.
Agility Shows is offering any overseas WAO competitor free entries
to the Hatton Agility Festival on 7-8 May.
Royal Canin® Agility Challenge Final for Large dogs G1-3 will use
jumps set at 650mm. (Royal
The Brillo International Bounce and Animal Health Company
Classic Finals will use jumps set at 450mm for
medium-sized dogs and 350mm for small -sized dogs.
Kennel Club is offering free measuring in time for the new agility
changed the date of it's August show - still a three days show but a week
Agria Pet Insurance will be
continuing to sponsor agility with a programme that runs from spring
to late autumn.
inspired Ruth Abrahams to organise a fund raising show on 20th February
on behalf of Many Tears Animal Rescue.
and her rescue dog Mae have been chosen as one of the finalists for the
HiLife Best Friends Trophy in Dogs Monthly magazine. You can
support the DARL Rescue Dog of the Year by voting by
email. The deadline
is 31 January so vote now.
Places & Spaces
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing handlers to fill
your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop or seminar?
the details and we will post them for you.
Race Agility (Staffs)
Newlands WDS (Surrey)
Worcester Agility Society (Worcs)
Agility (W. Sussex)
Krackers Dog training and Agility (W. Mids)
Introducing 4th Height Jumping Cup 2016 Grand
Final Judge, Christina Williams
On Sunday, 31st January, Dr Chris Zink, Natasha Wise and
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick presented to over 200 delegates at the
sell-out inaugural FORWARD Symposium. Sharing knowledge as a community
made the symposium an altogether inspiring experience.
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking
for active homes.
You can now add potential agility
dogs direct, using the
This is a free to rescue organisations and private
Events added in the last two weeks.
Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to
attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey
but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so
we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in
red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be
downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers
Click here to input your essential show details
onto the iSS Show Diary.
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has created a very
special therapy programme, combining his two passions - his love of
dog agility with his day job of helping autistic children.
Agility Therapy Autism
What's another word for Agility Addict?
Kennel Club Dog Jumping Research
Chris Garrett helped with some research into dog jump heights done
at the Royal Vet College earlier this year. The analysis is on-going
but, in the meantime, she explains the methodology behind the study.
For the past year, Jody Molesworth's 'red thing' Reeba has
made her want to cry and hide away with embarrassment at Agility and
other events, but today she couldn't have been more proud of her and
Bray on Pregnancy & Agility
Notes from one of our top agility competitors on what it was like competing while
pregnant and as a new parent.
An Insurance Warning
If you have caging in your car or van or make any alteration such as
sticker paw prints, you will definitely want to read this.
Moment of Valgray
Lou Cadman wasn't looking for another dog, let alone a Large one,
but she fell in love with a scrawny brown dog who looked like Gromit
and she has not regretted her decision to rehome a dog called Paddy
Carol Hunkin, a former agility competitor who lives with two elderly
agility dogs who have benefited from taking turmeric, explains why the golden
paste is taking the agility community by storm.
the help of a good woman and a good dog, Mark Leybourne, racing
driver turned agility handler, has battled with a painful
neurological disease and will be competing at the KCI Festival for
the first time this year.
There's an extra 'fun
run' qualifier for every
Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You
can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary
page. Don't be shy. Go for it!
Brillo International Bounce
The Brillo International Bounce
Final will use jumps set at 450mm for Medium dogs and 350mm for Small
Pet Insurance will be providing the winner from each category a £400
voucher towards a ‘dog friendly’ break!
The Animal Health Co Classic
All good things must come to an
end. A total of 50 dogs and
handlers from 10 qualifying heats across the country met in the Final at Robin Hood Game & Country Fair,
under the watchful eye of Rosie Pearon.
The 4th Height Jumping Cup, sponsored by
Fitzpatrick Referrals, is continuing for a further year in support of
the introduction of a 4th height in Kennel Club tests.
Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup
The Royal Canine®
Agility Challenge, which is open to Large Agility dogs Grades 1-3, will
use jumps set at 650mm in the Final.
Jumping Grand Prix
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners
of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a
Welsh Handler of the Year
the Pond would not be the same without the Burns Pet Nutrition Welsh
Handler of the Year competition. Open to all handlers who
live in or were born in Wales, it took place over two days. And what a
was - sun, sea, sand and mud!
The first Adams Derby was set up in 2001 by Chris
and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize
Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers to their repertoire.
Congratulations to the winners.
2016 membership is now open to any dog of any size or breed as per
the Kennel Club list - and their crosses.
The 2015 League has closed. Long live the 2016 League.
to everyone. Results coming soon.
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KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show
secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the
Latest 10 judges to join
or update their entry:-
Bloska (neé Skinner) -
was a character in his own right. He didn't start doing agility
until he was eight but he loved it and usually got clear rounds in
Agility has opportunities for a budding journalist and a show
steward to join their team for 2016 and beyond.
Millie Paterson, a amazing, loving Mother
and Grandmother, sadly passed away Thursday, 7th January. She first
started agility 20 plus years ago with her lovely wee sheltie Jess
and a member of Chippenham AC.
Adventures of Two Poodles & a Mouse
Gill Pipe reviews The Adventures of Two Poodles and a Mouse. It's is a
perfect gift for kids of all ages, not just poodle lovers. Based on two
agility dogs and their little friend, it was written by an agility widower Wilfred
(aka Derek) Cheek.
Wicked Hounds Recurve
Top competitor Lucy Osborne reviews
this new collar designed by a vet and top agility competitor in
Australia, specifically for performance dogs.
kindly reviewed the
iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of her dogs Alfie
and Poppy. What fun they had!
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.
on Track Back Brace
As part of his job as a
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that the BoT Back Brace has helped him significantly, so he wanted to make other aware of
it's healing warmth.
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